Blockchain-powered fintech startup OmiseGO bags funding led by Global Brain

Prisca Akhaya
Blockchain-powered fintech startup OmiseGO bags funding led by Global Brain

Omise’s Ethereum-based solution enables real-time, P2P value exchange and payment services agnostically with both fiat and decentralised currencies


Southeast Asia’s blockchain-powered fintech company OmiseGO announced today it has secured an undisclosed amount in funding, led by Japanese VC firm Global Brain.

31Ventures, the corporate VC arm of Japanese real estate developer Mitsui Fudosan, and existing investor Indonesia-based SMDV also joined the round.

Global Brain, Mitsui and SMDV will leverage its resources to support the businesses under Omise Holdings by assisting its penetration into Japan, Southeast Asia and other key, high-growth markets, including building partnership and alliances with its potential clients.

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Omise and Global Brain visions are aligned in building the blockchain ecosystem, and have been in partnership on several ongoing foundational projects including the Ethereum Community Fund (ECF) and blockchain focused co-working space, Neutrino. Both parties will continue to progress on these projects to promote greater adoption and involvement from the wider community.

Established in 2013, Thailand-based Omise is building the OmiseGO network, a public Ethereum-based financial technology that enables real-time, peer-to-peer value exchange and payment services agnostically, across jurisdictions and organisational silos, and with both fiat and decentralised currencies.

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In March this year, OmiseGO in collaboration Global Brain, announced that it would open its inaugural blockchainco-working space Shibuya in Tokyo later this year.

Image Credit: Omise

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